March 2014 | Asia Property

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Prudential and CICC fund helps Chinese buy into US recovery

Joint venture targeting major US cities for Chinese investors follows US insurer’s link-up with Fosun  Prudential Real Estate Investors and China International Capital Corporation have launched a US real...


Will Chinese be next cross-border casualties?  The history of cross-border real estate investment is littered with casualties. The litany of those who have come a cropper going overseas includes: Japanese...

Market Talk


“ChIna’s Real estate value has not really climbed relative to GDP over the years; well, the value of Real estate has climbed, but not faster than the economy has grown....

Companies & People


Tsang to advise Admiral Admiral Investment has appointed Kenneth Tsang as senior consultant to the board of directors, to advise on developing its research capabilities. Tsang was previously senior analyst,...


March 2014 Diary

Infrastructure of insanity grows in crazily crowded Hong Kong Anyone who thinks Hong Kong stands a chance of coming up with a way to alleviate crowding and to find new...


Australian retail set for another bumper year

The Australian retail property sector is set for another bumper year of investment transactions, Jones Lang LaSalle claims. The broker’s 2014 Australian Shopping Centre Investment Review and Outlook report noted...


Prime Asian Rents and Yields, Q4 2013

Rents remained largely stable across the region between Q3 and Q4, but there were rises for offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur  


GLP gains state partners in China push

Chinese logistics sector’s market leader steps up its growth via strategic partnerships with state-owned firms  Global Logistic Properties has consolidated its market-leading position in China by joining forces with a...

World News

March 2014 World News in Brief

Sperber promoted to global real estate head at BlackRock BlackRock has appointed London-based Marcus Sperber as global head of real estate. The asset manager, which has $24bn of real estate under...


Hong Kong shops have highest price tags around the world

Hong Kong remains by far the world’s most expensive city for global retailers, while prime rents in major markets continue to reach record-breaking levels, according to CBRE’s Q4 2013 Global...



Economic reforms and moves to boost domestic consumption are good news for investors in China. A GDP slowdown does not bother many in the market, despite outside warnings of a...


Jones Lang LaSalle to roll out new global name and logo

Jones Lang LaSalle has changed its name to JLL and will use the new brand worldwide from now. Charles Doyle, chief marketing and communications officer at JLL, said: “JLL is...


Forum Partners sets $500m target for fourth Asian fund

Forum Partners Investment Management’s fourth Asian fund aims to raise $500m in equity. The investment manager will continue to target preferred equity and mezzanine investments across Asia. Forum, which has...

World News

Ireland’s bad bank NAMA launches hunt for partners in investments

Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency is seeking joint-venture partners for a raft of real estate investments. NAMA was set up in 2009 as a bad bank, acquiring property development loans...


The Link to move into PRC with China Vanke partnership

Shareholders vote to expand retail REIT’s sphere to improve growth prospects  Shareholders in Hong Kong’s The Link REIT have voted to allow it to expand into China. At an extraordinary...